Navigation Links
Center for Autism and Related Disorders Study Finds Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Ineffective Treatment for Children with Autism
Date:11/10/2009

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Research conducted by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD), shines new light on the effects of a popular form of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) treatment for children with autism and related disorders. The "Randomized Trial of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Children with Autism" study reveals that HBOT, consisting of 24% oxygen delivered at 1.3 atmospheres of pressure, does not have a significant effect on symptoms of autism. This study was led by Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D; Jonathan Tarbox, PhD, BCBA-D; Dennis R. Dixon, PhD; Arthur E. Wilke; Michael S. Allen, PsyD; and James Jeffrey Bradstreet, MD, MD (H), FAAFP. It is published in the current issue of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are characterized by the presence of impaired development in social interaction and communication and the presence of a restricted repertoire of activity and interests. While numerous treatments for ASDs have been proposed, very few have been subjected to rigorous scientific investigation.

HBOT has been recently popularized as a treatment for the symptoms of ASDs. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that HBOT would have a beneficial effect on ASD symptoms in the context of a double-blind placebo-controlled trial.

This randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial compared HBOT used to deliver 24% oxygen at 1.3 atmospheric pressure (n = 18) to placebo (n = 16) in children with Autistic Disorder. Both direct observational measures of behaviors symptomatic of autism and standardized psychological assessments were used to evaluate the effects of the treatment.

CARD researchers found no differences between HBOT and placebo groups across any of the outcome measures. The present study demonstrates that HBOT delivered at 24% oxygen at 1.3 atmospheric pressure does not result in a clinically significant improvement in the symptoms of Autistic Disorder.

Questions regarding this study should be directed to Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, CARD Director of Research at j.tarbox@centerforautism.com or 818.345.2345.

Media inquires should be directed to Daphne Plump at 661-478-6512 or d.plump@centerforautism.com.

About the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD):

CARD is committed to science as the most objective and reliable approach to evaluating treatment for autism. CARD's mission is to conduct empirical research on the assessment and treatment of autism and to disseminate CARD's research findings and derived technology through publication and education of professionals and the public. While the primary focus of CARD's research is ABA-based methods of assessment and treatment, CARD' s overall approach to research includes any topic which may hold promise for producing information that could improve the lives of individuals with autism.

In addition, CARD maintains a reputation as one of the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and related disorders. Following the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), CARD develops individualized treatment plans for children worldwide. For more information about CARD, visit www.centerforautism.com.

This press release was issued through 24-7PressRelease.com. For further information, visit http://www.24-7pressrelease.com.

SOURCE Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Health Connect Partners Hosts Hospital O.R. & Surgery Center Conference
2. Karmanos Cancer Center Most Preferred Hospital for Cancer Care in Southeast Michigan, Third Consecutive Year
3. United States Olympic Committee Announces D.I.S.C. Sports and Spine Center as an Official Medical Services Provider
4. CDC Awards Vital Prevention Funding to National Sexual Violence Resource Center
5. Lumension Announces General Availability of its Data Protection Solution for Microsoft System Center and Joins Microsoft System Center Alliance
6. Clothing Choices Present Barrier to Outdoor Activity for Kids in Child Care Centers
7. Narconon Centers Educate Thousands During Red Ribbon Week
8. Drug Rehab CT - Mountainside Announces the Appointment of Family Wellness Program Director for its Connecticut Addiction Treatment Center
9. LogicalSolutions.net Opens New Enterprise Class Datacenter in Rochester, NY
10. IBM Launches Health Analytics Center
11. World Trade Center Workers Twice as Likely to Have Asthma
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... The ... the 2016 Main Residency Match® (“the Match”), the system through which U.S. and ... institutions. A record-high 30,750 positions were placed in the 2016 Match, and 29,572 ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 02, 2016 , ... MedPro Waste ... mail back service. MedPro now offers its mail back service for an all-inclusive ... we are now able to provide service to all of the clients in the ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Visceral fat, also known as ... kidneys, liver and pancreas. If not properly addressed, visceral fat can lead to ... Medicine, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, warns against the dangers of visceral fat. ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... The Sixth Annual Lifestyle Intervention Conference ... Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from October 17–19, 2016. The Nevada Chapter ... , This year’s conference will offer presentations featuring new treatment tracks, industry ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased ... Model Could Transform the Pharma Landscape .” CMS recently proposed a test of alternate ... provider-administered drugs while preserving care provided to beneficiaries. The webinar will review the details ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... NEW YORK , April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... will notably complement the company,s valve repair and ... the move also places Abbott more firmly into ... one of the fastest growing device areas, with ... to its recent report,  Advanced Remote Patient ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Calif. , April 28, 2016  Marking ... widely accessible breast and ovarian cancer risk test, ... panel analyzing 30 genes that highly impact the ... women. Available today, the Color Test analyzes hereditary ... prostate, stomach, and uterine cancers. The Color Test ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... , April 28, 2016  The blood testing market ... dollars, according to Kalorama Information and The Freedonia Group ... and nucleic acid testing.  The healthcare research firm said ... in developing blood collection stations and in improving testing ... Kalorama Information,s report, Blood Testing Market in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: